A Generous Friend
By: Rick Boxx
December 13, 2010
A friend was sharing with me over breakfast about the challenges his retail business has experienced this year. Sales are down, profits are down, and his Christmas business opportunities seem sketchy.
So I was surprised and pleased when he said to me, "Rick, I believe in your ministry and I want you to know that I'm going to make a year end contribution equal to last years gift." The size of his commitment was significant.
The Apostle Paul encouraged the Corinthians in 2 Corinthians 9:7, "Each one must do just as he purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
This is the time of year to be cheerful. Give generously to your favorite charities this month. God will bless you for it.
Kris Ben Besten blends his successful business practices with his strong Christian faith through SHINE, a proven corporate culture model he designed and implemented. SHINE is based on five principles that produce a rewarding career and personal life:
S Serve Others
H Honor God
I Improve Continually
N Navigate by Values
E Earn Recommendations